Discover the secrets of this beautiful post-apocalyptic platformer from the award-winning publishers of Endling: Extinction Is Forever.

Giebelstadt, Germany. 12th February 2024: International indie video game publisher HandyGames has released Airhead today, a Metroidvania-style puzzle-platformer set in a beautiful but dangerous world, full of ancient technology. This exploration of loss, decay and hope developed by Octato and Massive Miniteam is available on PC, Amazon Luna, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.49.

Players will take control of Body, a headless being, who finds Head within a cave, right after it is separated from its symbiotic counterpart. Left for dead, Body will take the deflating Head’s life upon their shoulders, bringing players on a journey through this industrial post-apocalypse, refilling Head on air cylinders found along the way to sustain their life. The perilous world holds many secrets and obstacles to overcome, and when the time comes and the impact of their decisions becomes clear Body must decide if they are willing to bear the consequences to save a friend's life.

Exploring diverse locations such as dark caverns, ancient ruins and abandoned factories, players will discover old technologies to utilize, and a myriad of strange creatures to meet. Players will be tasked with solving puzzles that will challenge their logic and creativity, unlocking upgrades and abilities to get Airhead ever closer to their objective and discover the truth behind Head’s connection to this world.

Key Features:

  • A beautiful art-style, embracing bold colour and bleak shadow
  • An immersive 2.5D platform experience
  • Exploration in a mysterious world, filled with secrets and hidden paths
  • Challenging puzzles, exploring the unique mechanics of a detachable head full of air
  • Many powerful abilities to discover, each giving access to new areas and puzzles
  • A personal story of companionship, discovery, and responsibility
  • A myriad of creatures and machines to hinder and help you on your adventure
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Christopher Kassulke, Co-Founder & CEO at HandyGames said:

“We love games which tell remarkable stories in innovative and creative ways. Coupling the incredibly accessible platformer genre with the affecting narratives of decay, connection and hope is a recipe for success. We feel Airhead captures all of this and more, which is why we are incredibly excited to put it in the hands of players.”

Airhead is available now on PC via Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store, as well as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Amazon Luna for $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.49. Versions for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch will be available at a later date.

You can find more information at the HandyGames website.

About Octato

Octato was born to make games that tell relevant stories through atmosphere and gameplay. It is our goal to create a single fictional world where we can keep telling stories for many games to come. Games that will stay with the player long after they have been completed.

We are excited to invite you into this small corner of our world and introduce you to its strange creatures and abandoned machines.


About Massive Miniteam

Massive Miniteam is a motivated and highly creative development team working with HandyGames on several titles like their co-op multiplayer mayhem Spitlings, the console ports of Little Big Workshop from Mirage Game Studios, and Chicken Police from The Wild Gentlemen. The Pulheim-based game studio is also keen on working with new technologies and focused on creating new game titles based on its own and external IPs.



About HandyGames

HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic Company and part of the Embracer Group Family. We operate as an international indie game and premium mobile game publisher and developer for a global community of gamers.

Games are our passion. Since our founding at the turn of the millennium, we have been steadily evolving our company and portfolio to publish and produce award-winning titles for cutting-edge consoles, PC, and VR, as well as premium mobile games from great teams around the world.

We are proud of our ever-growing and colorful portfolio - from hilarious games for the whole family to deep and sometimes dark topics presented in an interactive format. Games are and always will be entertainment media, but we firmly believe they are capable of much more.

HandyGames is at home in beautiful Giebelstadt in Northern Bavaria, close to the Franconian university and city of Würzburg and a proud part of the German and European gaming scene. Always on track towards lasting growth, we have significantly expanded our office space to create room for up to 120 colleagues and look forward to continuing to successfully shape the future of the international games industry as a sustainable employer.

As a team, we stand united against any form of discrimination. Regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identity, we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome at HandyGames. It is very important to us to help new colleagues who move to our beautiful Franconian home to find like-minded interest groups, even outside their work environment.
No matter who you are, you're part of the family and we got your back.


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